"I am the Immaculate Conception".
Today is nearly as joyful a feast as is December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception... Cause of our joy!
Lourdes is all about rescuing sinners, with gentleness and joy, pouring out a Mother's love. Calling sinners to repentance and prayer, while healing the maladies of sin. In her apparitions Our Lady taught the faithful how to pray, beginning with the sign of the cross, emphasising the importance of reverence and recollection in such a commonplace Catholic act.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee, and for those who do not have recourse to thee, especially the enemies of the Church and those recommended to you.